• Children's Franchises

    • Average Cost: $15,000 to $200,000+
    • Includes: Tutoring, Art, Music, Science, Entertainment
    • Home & Retail Based Franchise
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: A child-related learning background not necessary. Love to be around kids. Customer service and organizational skills.
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  • Home Services

    • Average Cost: $50,000 to $75,0000
    • Includes: Maid Services, Home Improvement, Security Franchises, Landscaping
    • Primarily Home Based
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: A relationship builder outside of an office. Some sales experience and networking experience is beneficial. Can manage a team of service providers.
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  • Food Franchises

    • Average cost: $60,000 to $600,000+
    • Includes: Ice Cream, Food Trucks, Coffee, Burger Franchises, Pizza & Frozen Yogurt
    • Primarily Retail Based, Mobile
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: Restaurant experience is a plus. Customer service oriented with good management skills. A people person willing to work long hours.
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  • Pet Franchises

    • Average Cost: $25,000 to $350,000+
    • Includes: Doggy Day Care, Dog Training, Mobile Grooming, Pet Supplies
    • Home & Retail Based
    • Ideal Franchise Candidate: Pet franchise owners need good people skills and must be customer service oriented. You may need to manage a team of trainers or staff. Make sure you love, love all pets.
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The ABF Blog View All

Why Choose a Franchise Business?

Owning your own business is part of the American Dream. For decades now, choosing a franchise business has been just as likely an option for Americans who want to work for themselves as starting an independent business. The last census reported that over 10% of all businesses in the U.S. are now franchise businesses, and […] Read More

Franchise Business Uniforms

When you invest in a franchise business, you’re paying for — among other things — the name and brand recognition the franchise has built up over time. In some cases that includes uniforms. The examples that leap to mind may be restaurant uniforms, but many franchises require uniforms for drivers, technicians, and counter staff. Workmen, […] Read More

How Much Do Franchisees Make?

How much can a franchisee make, on average? It depends who you ask. Last year around this time, Entrepreneur Magazine undertook a special study on the income franchisees make. While they came up with some averages — over $80,000 in profits for restaurants, for example — they also focused on some individuals who racked up […] Read More

Franchise Faux Pas

Yum Brands, the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut,  recently opened a new kind of fast food restaurant, a place selling the delicious Vietnamese sandwich known as “bahn mi.” They opened their first location in Dallas, Texas, a town with many Southeast Asian Americans, and the locals loved it. Then controversy arose […] Read More

How Do I ... Everything Franchising View All

How Do I Scope Out the Competition?

September 9, 2014 - Before you decide which franchise opportunity to invest in, you’ll want to get a clear sense of your competition. Once you determine the exclusive territory you »


How Do I Know Which Franchise Will Do Well in My Neighborhood?

August 25, 2014 - Choosing the right franchise certainly depends on your skills and interests, but you want to make money with your franchise, not just have fun. That makes it important »


Learning to Follow A Proven Business System

August 19, 2014 - They say that you have to learn from others’ mistakes because you don’t have time to make all the mistakes yourself. The best franchises are an embodiment of that »


How Do I Assess Risk in Franchise Opportunities?

August 12, 2014 - Is the glass half full or half empty? If you’re an optimist, you may tend to look on the sunny side, but you should take a minute – or perhaps much longer – to look at »


Featured Franchise Opportunities View All

  • Visiting Angels

    Visiting Angels is AMERICA’S CHOICE IN HOMECARE®. Designated a "5-Star Best Franchises" ranking from America's Best Franchises while being ranked #2 of all Senior Care Franchises and Ranked #10 in the Top 500 “Best of the Best” - Franchise Business Review. Average 2014 Franchisee revenue of $1,000,000/year.

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Outdoor Lighting

    Own an Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchise and join the largest and most trusted outdoor landscape provider. When you buy a Outdoor Lighting franchise you get 3 businesses in one: Residential Landscape Lighting, Commercial Lighting and Holiday Lighting.

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Mosquito Squad

    Mosquito Squad franchise has multiple revenue streams, a low initial investment, residual income every year, quick start-up and an experienced team of professionals to support and help build your business! Learn more about this amazing franchise opportunity.

    5-Star Best Franchises
  • Filta

    Filtafry is one of the top underrated franchises in franchising. The Filta Group offers an affordable, environmentally-friendly franchise providing kitchen solutions to restaurants, hotels, airports fast food outlets and more.

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Urban Vendor

    If you're interested in building a healthy vending business, look no further than a business opportunity with Urban Vendor. Urban Vendor will provide you with in-depth training and one-on-one coaching as well as premium vending locations. Operationally, there is no better company to affiliate with. Inventory management, accounting tools....they have it all. Area development opportunities available!

    Archadeck Outdoor Living

    Since 1980, Archadeck has been the leading designer and builder of outdoor living spaces. Archadeck franchise owners benefit from a proven sales process, strong market demand, low overhead costs, and a strong financial picture.

    5-Star Best Franchises
  • Renew Crew

    Renew Crew cleans decks, fences, siding, gutters, walkways, patios....outdoor surface cleaning and protection. Own a Renew Crew franchise and benefit from a comprehensive business model, proven systems, world class training, and the best in marketing support to build your Renew Crew franchise.

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Healthier4U Vending

    Healthier4U vending offers an opportunity with varying levels of investment as low as $20k. You'll benefit from an experienced team and machines that offer compete remote technology. Credit card and debit card acceptance and access to every machines data online. Learn more now!

    Top Ten Percent

    Local business owners will benefit from the Mobile Marketing power of Top Ten Percent. As a franchise owner you'll evaluate and select the top business owners in your area. Then, you'll provide them with a mobile platform to market their business at a discount to consumers in your area. This is 21st Century marketing at its best and you can take advantage of it. Learn more.
  • Bricks 4 Kidz

    Bricks 4 Kidz, ranked #2 Best New Franchise 2014, and #1, Children's Enrichment Franchise 2014, offers an extraordinary franchise specializing in after-school enrichment classes for kids. A proven business model that is home based with no national competition, low overhead and high margins. All in under $30k!

    5-Star Best Franchises

    We Buy Ugly Houses

    The slogan "We Buy Ugly Houses" is known to most everyone. HomeVestors began franchising in 1996 and to date HomeVestors independently owned and operated franchises have purchased more than 50,000 houses for their customers. No experience required.

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Health Care Business

    Interim HealthCare is a recognized brand with a proven track record for more than 40 years. Healthcare is a booming industry and Interim Healthcare is a premier participant. We offer extensive sales and marketing programs as well as comprehensive training and support to our franchise owners.

    5-Star Best Franchises
  • Mosquito Joe

    Mosquito Joe offers the lowest franchise fee in the industry. Demand is high for mosquito control solutions nationally and the gross margins in this business are very high. This is a home based business with recurring revenues and world-class marketing. Learn more.

    PostNet

    PostNet is the business behind America's small business. With 27 million small businesses in the U.S., the market for PostNet services is huge. The PostNet brand name was established in 1985, and today, has 700 locations around the world. Join our team...we support you from day one!

    5-Star Best Franchises

    Express Employment Professionals

    Express Franchising is the fastest-growing company in the $137 billion staffing industry. Our business services franchise model allows franchise owners the ability to create a high level of success and quality of life.

    5-Star Best Franchises